Ricoh Launches New Digital Presses Printing at up to 111 PPM

Ricoh Europe today launched the Ricoh Pro 8300 series of sheet-fed digital presses, which replace the Ricoh Pro 8200 mono platform, and consists of three models: two higher-speed production models that run at 111 ppm and 136 ppm, and are aimed at central reprographic departments (CRDs), print shops, and commercial printers, and a smaller foot-print 96-ppm solution designed for offices, governments, and schools.

The fastest model also provides an increased monthly duty cycle (maximum monthly volume at rated speed) of four million pages, and features a new document finisher capable of 30-sheet booklet production at 80gsm and a new cover interposer with air-assist supporting coated media up to 350gsm. It also has dual shift trays with a 4,500-sheet stack capacity to maximise productivity as well as trimming, and long sheet handling peripherals designed to support “green button” production. Ricoh says that the combination of these new options will expand application opportunities for printing books, brochures, and manuals.

The more compact press incorporates a small finisher and a shift-sort output tray  suited to production environments with limited space.

Both solutions use Ricoh VCSEL technology at 2,400 x 4,800 dpi resolution, and feature a 17″ color touchscreen. The touchscreen can be accessed via a tablet, enabling remote operation. It also shows the EFI controller interface, eliminating the need for a dedicated display.

Eef de Ridder, vice president of  Ricoh Europe’s Commercial Printing, Commercial and Industrial Printing Group, commented: “This new versatile family enhances our mono sheet-fed press portfolio and responsively meets the fast turnaround short-run production demands shaping today’s print landscape. Designed with the core elements of simple operation, ease of set-up and reliable streamlined workflow, they are tailored to deliver high quality results that perfectly meet the needs of these key market sectors.”

The Ricoh Pro 8300 series of presses will be available across Europe beginning in March 2019.

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